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9 ‘healthy’ foods that can ruin your running

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0   iStock take a Flexibility test &raquo Receive Health tips &raquo Ask Fitness Expert &raquo Join Health24 on Facebook &raquo Sports nutritionists are constantly asked about which foods runners should eat to boost their performance or their…

What are neurotropic vitamins and why do we need them?

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0 Short of having a brain transplant, most of us like the idea of smart vitamins that could magically boost our brainpower or rev up our nervous system. Neurotropic vitamins is a fancy term for biological or chemical…

Why do we laugh when tickled?

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0 Father tickling his son ~ iStock Related Painkillers may not ease movement for patients with nerve damage Coeliac disease linked to nerve damage Exercise may keep your brain 10 years younger Why tickling makes us laugh is one of…

10 fun facts about the nervous system

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0 Nerves and neurons, Pixabay. ~  The central nervous system helps all the parts of the body, such as the digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic and muscular systems to communicate with each other. Did you know that you have 43…

Minerals and your nervous system

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0 While it is important for us to have a balanced diet that supplies all the necessary minerals to keep our bodies functioning at an optimum level, certain minerals, such as iron and iodine, are vital at certain…

Why do we get pins and needles?

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0   There you are, doing your couch potato thing with your feet up, watching a couple of your favourite back-to-back TV series. You suddenly notice cold numbness in your legs and feet, almost as if they’ve fallen…

Tea really can calm your nerves

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0 SA Rooibos Council Dr Malcolm Cross, a psychologist at City University London, tested the anxiety levels of a group of people following a stressful situation and revealed that even a single cuppa has a significant calming effect.…

How does the body respond to touching something hot?

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0 It’s happened to all of us – reaching for a plate only to make the unfortunate discovery that it’s scalding hot and in danger of giving your hand a nasty sizzle, so, quick as a flash, you…

How B vitamins could boost your memory

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0 Older adults who took vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements for two years had greater improvements on short- and long-term memory tests than adults who did not take the vitamins, according to an Australian study. The benefits…

Why bumping your funny bone hurts

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0   Ever smacked your elbow on a spot often called the funny bone and felt sharp pain shooting down your forearm? Well unless you are a masochist or just weird, it’s unlikely you’ll laugh or find it…